Call for Applications for Baltic-Nordic Artist Residency at RIXC Art Science Center

December 8, 2022
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Calls from Latvia

RIXC is happy to announce the first selected RIXC residency artist Juan Duarte (Finland)! The call is now open for the fully funded second and third residencies until January 15, 2023 & October 15, 2023!

The first residency artist, Juan Duarte, is Mexican artist based in Finland, who works with environmental sound to explore sensing in-between nature and technology. His work deals with developing methods for augmented listening, which combine machine learning with remote sensing, in order to explore how computers could deep-listen to expand human sensorium.

Juan Duarte. SOTAN More-than-Human Ecologies Symposium. Photo: Didzis Grodzs

The call is open for the second and third residencies of the new Residency Program for Baltic and Nordic artists who work on the edge of art, science and techno-ecologies, exploring the complex relations between the human, nature and digital technologies, and focusing on new concepts such as “naturecultures”, “sensing environments”, “living technologies”, “terrestrial coexistence”, “naturally / artificial intelligences”, which recently have been re-examined at the heart of our society.

Three Art, Science and Techno-Ecologies residencies supported by NCP (Nordic Culture Point), two-month each, for Baltic and Nordic artists will take place at RIXC in Riga, Latvia. The three fully-funded Baltic-Nordic Artist Residencies will also include a trip and short-stay visits to RIXC Fields residency (in rural area) and their partner location – at the Irbene Radiotelescope.

Call open! APPLY NOW:

SECOND RESIDENCY: March 1 – April 30, 2023 / OR October 1 – November 30, 2023
Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2023

THIRD RESIDENCY: February 1, 2024 – March 31, 2024
Deadline: October 15, 2023

Artists will be granted with a fee of 3000 EUR for each 2-month residency. This fully-funded residency also will provide the selected artists with free accomodation, covering their travel costs, local transportation costs, technical assistance and other production costs related to public presentation.

As a result of the residency we expect that new artwork (installation, exhibition, performance) will be produced with a public presentation at the RIXC Gallery.

We welcome applications by both – established and emerging* artists, individual artists as well as artist duo from Baltic or Nordic countries. We primarily will accept those applications, in which artists will express their interest in producing new “techno-ecological” artworks, as well as exhibiting or publicly presenting their work, getting engaged with local artists, scientists and communities, and getting involved in other RIXC activities.

*students (BA, MA) are not eligible to apply. PhD researchers are eligible for this residency.

Please submit your proposal online:

1) in the “abstracts” field please write the short Summary (title, abstract of your residency art project proposal and motivation – up to 300 words),
2) and please upload via the online system (as the attachment) your CV and portfolio.

RIXC Residency Studio (in Riga)

The artists of each of three 2-month residencies will be based in RIXC Residency Studio in Riga, Latvia. RIXC Residency Studio is located right next to the RIXC Gallery on Lencu iela 2, City Center of Riga, in the very heart of Riga’s contemporary and historic cultures with famous Art Nouveau buildings, near famous Alberta street.

Each of the two-month periods of the residency is intended for the Nordic-Baltic artist creative research, local expert engagement, professional contact establishment and local media networking in the sphere of art and science. The artists will be also supported to carry out their individual artistic researches and creative experiments, collaborate with the scientists and local artists, and to produce new artworks.

Artists in Riga will be provided with access to the internet, shared laboratory space, mediatheque, and digital production equipment. For educational programs, workshops and exhibitions RIXC offers the gallery space, as well as its expertise and assistance to artists.

RIXC Residency Partners – Ventpils Radiotelescope. RIXC Publicity photo. Photo: Didzis Grodzs

RIXC Partners – Ventspils Radiotelescope and Fields Residency (RIXC Greenhouse)

Each Residency also will offer research trips to the Ventspils Radiotelescope and/or short (one-week) stays at RIXC Fields Residency. The RIXC Residencies for Baltic Nordic artists will offer unique collaboration possibilities with the scientists at the Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Center near Ventspils, as well as will provide an access and space for carrying out growing experiments, as well as agricultural, forest and fields related artistic research at the RIXC Fields Residency.

By opening up residencies and exhibition opportunities for Baltic-Nordic artists, working with science and digital technologies, RIXC aims to support new knowledge creation and innovative artistic productions in the region of Baltic and Nordic region.

More info:

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: rixc@rixc.orgContact:, Raitis Smits, curator and project coordinator
Liva Silina, residency assistant and information coordinator